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Jolie in talks to play Kay Scarpetta

April 22, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Angelina Jolie is in talks to play crime-solving heroine Kay Scarpetta in a film based on Patricia Cornwell's blockbuster novels.

Scarpetta, who appears in more than a dozen books, is a brilliant medical examiner who loves to cook and has complicated romantic and familial relationships.

Variety.com said Fox 2000 is acquiring screen rights to Cornwell's book series and plans to develop it as a vehicle for Jolie, the Oscar-winning star of "Wanted," "Gone in Sixty Seconds," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Girl, Interrupted."

The movie is not expected to be based on one particular Scarpetta novel and could possibly lead to a film franchise, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

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